An Old Bible in a 1000-year-old Church.

Last week I posted about visiting Stydd Chapel near the village of Ribchester in Lancashire. (see below for link) This tiny chapel dates back almost 1000 years, to the days of the Knights Hospitallers. The bible on the lectern isn’t as old, but worth a closer look: Viewed from the Read more…

Monday Macro: Today’s Canalside Macros.

It’s August Bank Holiday Monday in England today, which is the last holiday of the summer. Children will soon be going back to school and signs of autumn are rapidly appearing all around us. I took these shots this morning on a walk along the towpath of our local canal. Read more…

Monday Macro: An Indoor Experiment.

This week’s Monday macro is an example of what I call “Rainy Day Photography”. It’s what I do when I’m itching to take macro shots and the weather is keeping me indoors. (I could call it “Still Life” but that sounds a bit like an artistic composition of a few Read more…

Monday Macro: A Little Bit of Bokeh.

In photography, bokeh (/ˈboʊkə/ BOH-kə or /ˈboʊkeɪ/ BOH-kay;[1] Japanese: [boke]) is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens. Wikipedia I think “bokeh” is a wonderful word; especially as I spent most of my life not knowing what it was! In fact I’d never even heard of it. I did used to Read more…

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Monday Macro: Blue on Pink

Damselflies are often described as “Flying Needles”, and not very big needles either! In fact they are about the size of the smallest needle you get in a pack. I look forward to photographing them every year. Recently I was lucky enough to sit for ages watching this Common Blue Read more…

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